Horror as Wife disembers, keeps husband’s body inside fridge

July 31, 2020 Agency Report 0

A popular Ukrainian rapper has died a painful death after he was dismembered and his body and organs stored in a fridge by his wife. It was gathered that the wife reportedly chopped up his body and cleaned his organs in a washing machine before sprinkling them with salt. Rapper, Andy Cartwright, 30, known for his performances at Versus Battle Read More

Rage as Policeman cuts off wife’s leg in Lagos

July 31, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

A police officer’s wife has been left nursing a deep cut to her leg after her husband, a serving police officer with the Lagos state command, Mr. Sunday Gabriel, allegedly cut her with a weapon. It was gathered that the reason for the man’s action was that his wife served him a cold meal at their Lagos residence located at Read More

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Eid-el-Kabir: Plateau JNI urges Muslims to remember the needy

July 31, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Plateau state chapter of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), has urged Muslims to show compassion to the needy as they celebrate Eid-el-Kabir. In a press release Thursday,  the state chairman and Emir of Wase, Muhammad Sambo Haruna, said there also need for judicious use of Allah’s benevolence by the Ummah. The statement signed JNI publicity secretary in the state, Sani Read More

Akwa Ibom PDP elects new chairman, others

July 31, 2020 Etim Uko 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Akwa Ibom state chapter Thursday elected new executive members to pilot the affairs of the party in the next four years during its congress. The 39 state executives were elected by about 3,845 accredited delegates across the 31 local government areas of the state. The congress, which was conducted at the Nest of Champions Uyo, was Read More

PDP mourns late Abia chairman, Onuigbo

July 31, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed deep sorrow over the demise of the chairman of Abia state chapter of the party, Chief Johnson Onuigbo. The party in a statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the death of Chief Onuigbo, particularly at this critical time in the history of our nation, is a big blow not to Read More

PDP challenges FG to give account of recovered N800 billion

July 31, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged the federal government to give account of the recovered N800 billion. The party was reacting to the statement of the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, the present administration has so far recovered funds looted by corrupt elements in the past administrations. The minister had on Tuesday said “this administration Read More

Jaiz Bank grows half-year profit by 44%

July 31, 2020 David Agba 0

Jaiz Bank Plc, Nigeria’s premier non-interest (Islamic) bank has recorded another impressive performance in the first half of this year amidst Covid-19 lockdown as it continued to improve its cost efficiency and risk management.The Bank’s half year results ended June 30, 2020 which was submitted to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) showed that profits for the period increased from N814.3 Read More

Buhari makes case for strengthening Gulf of Guinea Commission

July 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

It is in the best interest of member states, and of Nigeria in particular, to fortify the Gulf of Guinea Commission, so it can perform the roles for which it was set up, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.The president spoke Tuesday in a virtual audience with the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Florentina Ukonga, a Nigerian. “The Gulf of Guinea Read More

Nigeria ratifies air transport agreement with U.S.

July 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday ratified the air transport agreement between Nigeria and the United States at its virtual meeting presided over by the President Muhammadu Buhari.The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, told State House correspondents at the end of the meeting that with the ratification, Nigeria will take advantage of the agreement to strengthen economic, Read More

Unity Bank posts N22.8bn gross earnings in 1H

July 31, 2020 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Unity Bank Plc has reported gross earnings of N22.8 billion in the first six months of its operation, sustaining growth profile it recorded in the 2019 financials when it posted N44.59 billion.    According to the bank’s unaudited financial result submitted to the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE), the half-year gross earnings rose by 11 per cent to N22.87 billion from N20.55 billion Read More

Sallah: FIRS felicitates with Muslims, extends filing deadline for taxpayers

July 31, 2020 David Agba 0

 As the Muslim world celebrates the Eid-el-Kabir, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has joined the rest of the country to felicitate with Muslims nationwide. In the spirit of the festivities and further to earlier palliative measures rolled out by the service in support of the Nigerian taxpayers against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FIRS has extended the deadline Read More

Multiple explosions kill one, injure others in Maiduguri

July 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Borno state Commissioner of Police Mohammed Aliyu has confirmed the death of one person with 16 others injured following three explosions in Maiduguri metropolis. Aliyu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Thursday that the explosions occurred in Mairi, Custom and Gwange areas of the metropolis. The police chief said the actual cause of the explosions was yet to be ascertained, Read More

‘11% Kaduna residents abuse drugs’

July 31, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Not less than 10.9 percent of Kaduna residents are involved in drug and substance abuse, the Director General, Kaduna State Bureau for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (KADBUSA), Dr Joseph Maigari, has said.The Director General told Correspondents on Thursday in Kaduna that a survey conducted recently in 2020 across the country indicated that in the 23 local government areas of Kaduna Read More

COVID-19: We ‘ll resume work if… – ASUU

July 31, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

University lecturers Wednesday declared that they were ready to resume work if all the safety conditions spelt out for the reopening of schools by the federal government are fully met. Besides, they insisted that the government must address the pending issues contained in the memorandum of agreement between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the federal government. While Read More

Nigerian elites playing the Ostrich over restructuring – Senator Bamidele

July 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The chairman Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele (APC Ekiti Central), says political elites are obstructing efforts to restructure Nigeria. He also spoke on other burning national issues. Taiye Odewale. Excerpts. As a strong advocate of true federalism, what do you think about bills before the NASS seeking to establish federal institutions in Read More

2023: Tinubu/Dogara ticket mere rumour – Buni

July 31, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state on Thursday described the purported Bola Tinubu/ Yakubu Dogara ticket for presidency in 2023, as mere rumour.Governor Buni had led the former Speaker Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, to see President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday following which the Bauchi-born lawmaker, who represents Dass/Bogoro/ Tafawa Balewa federal constituency announced his defection from Read More

Angry Zulum to Military: We’ll mobilise hunters, CJTF, vigilantes to recapture Baga if…

Accuses command structure of sabotage Absolves Buhari, Buratai Attack on gov’s convoy an isolated incident – Army Soldier suffering depression kills senior officer Multiple explosions kill 1, injure others in Maiduguri Borno state Governor Babagana Umara Zulum said “there is s complete sabotage in the fight against insurgency in the North-east and the attacked on his convoy.” He also asserted Read More

Reps partner govs’ wives, others to halt human trafficking

July 30, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs has disclosed that it was working on effective partnership with all tiers of government, wives of state governors and other stakeholders to enhance Nigeria’s fight against human trafficking. Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, made this known, Thursday in an interview with newsmen, as part of activities to mark the 2020 Read More

Group urges community participation in anti-corruption fight

July 30, 2020 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Say No Campaign Nigeria has advocated for community participation in the fight against corruption in both public and private sectors of the country. Speaking during a town hall meeting with community leaders in Edo state, Co-Convener of the Say No Nigeria, Mr. Eze Nwagwu at the meeting supported by the MacArthur Foundation, urged the community leaders to use their Read More

Borno police order restriction of movements

July 30, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Borno state police command has restricted movement of people and vehicles during the Eid-el-Kabir congregational special prayers on Friday, 31st July 2020 across the state in order to ensure a smooth and hitch-free festivities. The restriction of movements also includes horse, donkey riding, Keke NAPEPand bicycles from 6 am to 12 noon when worshippers might have finished their special  prayers at Read More

Sallah: IGP orders AIGs, CPs to intensify patrol

July 30, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of efforts to ensure a crime-free Eid-el-Kabir celebration the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has directed all Commissioners of Police (CPs) in all the states and the FCT as well as their supervisory Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) in the seventeen (17) zonal commands to intensify confidence building patrols in all parts of the country particularly Read More

FG assures adequate accommodation, protection of 177 Niger returnees

July 30, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The federal government has perfected plans to resettle 177 Nigerians, who recently returned from Niger Republic, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the globe. Addressing journalists Thursday in Abuja, while receiving the 177 returnees, comprising 122 adults and 55 infants, including 74 males and 48 females, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, Read More

Reaction trails failed Saudi Newcastle takeover

July 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Amnesty International has suggested the collapse of Newcastle United’s Saudi-backed takeover will be seen as a “sign” that human rights defenders have not been completely disregarded. A proposed £300 million ($390m) purchase of the Premier League club, backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) whose chairman is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, had been ongoing for several months. The prospective new owners Read More